OpenEd 2021 - ZTC/OER for Student Success

Welcome to Open Education Week 2021 at UAA! Join us Monday, March 1, as we focus on open educational resources and their impact on student success.

TODAY: Panel discussion on 'Intersectionality in Judicial Systems: Claiming Your Space'

In the MARCHing to Justice Series, Native Student Services is highlighting several strong BIPOC women over the course of February and March. We are hoping to highlight not just historical context, but to engage the community in discussions around issues BIPOC people face and how we navigate our systems. Our hope is that these panels will spark further discussion, and lead to more panels and community-based events. We need these discussions right now so critically. Our students are really struggling after almost a full year in COVID. We are hoping that these events will be hopeful, strength-based, and authentic. We want to have difficult conversations, but in productive ways that lead to action items. Please join Superior Court Judge Una Gandbhir, District Court Judge Kari McCrea, District Court Judge Jo-Ann Chung, and moderator Theresa Lyons as they discuss how to hold space in places that may not have been "built" for BIPOC women by discussing their paths to the bench.

UAA Ski Team training at Hilltop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during Saturday's UAA Ski Day

The UAA Ski Team will be training Slalom on their new venue at Hilltop during Saturday's UAA Ski Day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come watch your home team sending it on the new Sprint Slalom hill. Wear your Green and Gold and stop by to say hello and meet the student athletes.

Now free and immediately available to all learners: Read&Write and EquatIO premium software!

UAA Disability Support Services is proud to announce two new software programs available for all learners. Read&Write is a big confidence booster for anyone who needs a little support with their reading and writing, at school or in the workplace. EquatIO software allows learners to create mathematical equations, formulas (and more!) directly on their computer or device.

UA BOR extends fundraising deadline for hockey and gymnastics

UAA's mascot, Spirit, skates around hockey rink while waving Alaska Seawolves flag

Dear UAA Community, I’m writing with good news following today’s University of Alaska Board of Regents meeting. This afternoon, the board passed two motions focused on UAA hockey and gymnastics. The motions extended the fundraising deadlines for the two sports, allowing for automatic reinstatement if fundraising targets are met.

Feedback requested on draft institutional accreditation mid-cycle evaluation report

We kindly request your feedback on the draft of UAA’s Mid-Cycle Evaluation report. Feedback from all UAA faculty, staff and students is welcome! The report and a feedback survey are available on UAA’s Institutional Accreditation website. A complete proof including additional formatting will be completed at a later point, so we are not asking for proofreading or wordsmithing at this time. Please see the context and questions below.

Winterfest: Star Wars Cosplay Competition — Final day to enter!

In a galaxy far far away, we've all wanted to be a part of the Star Wars universe. Join us for a cosplay competition and share your cosplay of your favorite Star Wars character. Whether it be Luke Skywalker, a stormtrooper or even your pet as an Ewok, show off your love of Star Wars through cosplay!

Rent relief for COVID-19

If the COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for you to pay for rent or utilities, you might be eligible for help from the State of Alaska.

BOR extends fundraising deadline for gymnastics and hockey teams

Seawolf logo against gold-green gradient background

“Today's Board of Regents decision honors the work done by our teams, student-athletes and supporters from across Alaska,” said UAA Director of Athletics Greg Myford. “They have shown the significance and relevance that our programs have. There is still work to be done in terms of getting to the fundraising goals, but the additional time granted today provides great hope behind the existing momentum. My thanks to the Board, President Pitney and Chancellor Schultz for today's outcome.”

Staff Performance Management Guide and Coaching Conversations Training

If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to begin the staff performance evaluation process. Performance evaluations are designed to engage supervisors and employees about performance expectations and to provide coaching and support to align with both individual and departmental goals in concert with the University of Alaska (UA) mission.